Mighty Hercules Ring in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze
This is a handmade Hercules signet ring I designed in both .925 sterling silver and antique bronze. The top of the ring is 2.1cm high, 1.7cm wide and the design is inlaid with red jewellery enamel. The underside of the top is hollowed out. The ring sits 4mm high off the hand and the shank tapers to 4mm wide. These rings are made to order in your size as needed.
This ring was designed for a friend and artist who was a huge fan and who always wanted a ring, so I designed this ring for him, though his is definitely unique!! For those who don't know and are curious about it, The Mighty Hercules is a Canadian/American low-budget animated television series based loosely on the Greek mythological character of Heracles, under his Roman name Hercules. It was created in 1961 and then debuted on television in 1963.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.
Bronze is an alloy that consists of a mixture of approximately 90% copper and 10% tin. Producing bronze is a less toxic process than producing brass as brass is a combination of copper and zinc, and the manufacturing process often produces zinc oxide which is toxic.
Because bronze contains copper, it can turn your skin green whether you have an allergy or not. Bronze and copper turn your skin green because when the copper reacts with your sweat and the acids from your skin, it produces copper chloride. Copper chloride is a green substance that then rubs off on your skin. If you are prone to sweating, your bronze jewelry will definitely turn your skin green. This chemical reaction can also be prevented by painting any part of the jewelry that comes in contact with your skin with clear nail polish or clear acrylic enamel.